Advait Shinde shines with Hat-Trick as Maharashtra thrashes Andhra Pradesh 6-0

The highlight of the game was the exceptional performance of Advait Shinde, securing a hat-trick & spearheading Maharashtra's commanding win.

The highlight of the game was the exceptional performance of Advait Shinde, securing a hat-trick & spearheading Maharashtra’s commanding win.

In a football spectacle, Maharashtra showcased their dominance with a resounding 6-0 victory over Andhra Pradesh in the Santosh Trophy Group F clash.

The game kicked off with Maharashtra asserting early pressure, and Johnson Mathews’ precise cross found Himanshu, who narrowly missed a header. The breakthrough arrived in the 14th minute when Nikhil Kadam’s corner reached Pavan Mali, heading home to open the scoring.

Maharashtra continued their attacking prowess, earning a penalty in the 25th minute. Kadam’s foul inside the box led to a calm conversion by Himanshu Patil, doubling the lead. The first half concluded with Maharashtra firmly in control, leading 2-0.

The highlight of the game was Advait Shinde's exceptional performance, securing a hat-trick and spearheading Maharashtra's commanding win.
Maharashtra Skipper Nikhil Kadam in action during the game against Andhra Pradesh

The second half witnessed an early goal from Advait Shinde, who showcased clinical finishing to extend the lead to 3-0. Armash Ansari’s spectacular attempt struck the crossbar, adding to the relentless pressure. Advait Shinde continued his stellar performance, securing a brace with a powerful left-footed shot in the 60th minute, making it 4-0.

The game’s highlight came with Johnson Mathews scoring an Olympic goal, catching the Andhra keeper off guard and widening the lead to 5-0. In the dying moments, substitute Sanket Salokhe made a brilliant run beating a couple of defenders before setting up his teammate Advait Shinde for his hat-trick, sealing Maharashtra’s emphatic 6-0 victory.

Advait Shinde’s outstanding hat-trick not only solidifies Maharashtra’s position at the top of Group F but also underscores their formidable attacking capabilities in the Santosh Trophy.

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